Monthly Archives: June 2016

SHS Graduates the Class of 2016

By Caitlin Hoeing

On Thursday, June 9, 2016 the Class of 2016 Graduation was held at Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown.  Dr. Ziegenfuss was the first speaker, followed by Mrs. Klinger.  Mrs. Butterbaugh then introduced the first student speaker, Class President Sarah Galantini.  After Sarah’s speech, Mr. Muschlitz introduced the salutatorian, Ryan Fainor.  Ms. Morningstar followed Ryan’s speech by introducing the final student speaker of the evening, Catherine Kenyon, who is the valedictorian.  

After the student speeches, the senior members of the Salisbury High School chorus sang You’ve Got a Friend. Three awards were presented after the student speeches. Señora Buzdygon presented the Salisbury Staff Award to Matthew Fainor.  Mr. Hilaire, representing the Salisbury Education Association (SEA), presented the SEA award to Brett Sonntag. Mrs. Cressman presented the Salisbury Education Support Professionals Association award to Haley Werkheiser. After the presentation of these three awards, it was time to hand out diplomas.

Ms. Morningstar announced the names of each student while Dr. Ziegenfuss handed the diplomas to those graduating. President of the School Board, Mr. Frankenfield, shook their hand as they headed back to their seat.  Once everyone was seated, Ms. Morningstar presented the Class of 2016 as the new alumni, and the graduates threw their caps in the air with joy. The audience joined them in singing the Alma Mater.  The new alumni then recessed out to the song Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield, celebrating the fact that they are the newest alumni of Salisbury High School.

Big Brother/Big Sister Program

By Kelly Kucsan

Attention all juniors, sophomores, and freshmen, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Allentown is looking for high school volunteers to serve as “bigs” to students in grades K-3 at Roosevelt Elementary School. The program runs on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. during the course of the school year. You will be responsible for transportation to and from Roosevelt Elementary. To become a Big Brother/Big Sister, an application is required and can be picked up outside Mr. Anderson’s office. All applications are due this Friday, June 10th, 2016. You will be required to have an interview by the supervisor of this program, to attend an one-hour training. Both the interview and the training will take place at SHS during the summer. You will be expected to make a 12 month commitment to your “little”. If you are selected you will receive on site supervision as a check in regarding how your relationship is going with your “little”. They are looking for 10 volunteers so hurry up and get your applications in if you would like to participate in this program! If you are currently a Big Brother/Big Sister, you do need to reapply. If you have any questions feel free to contact Mr. Anderson.

No Place for Hate Distinction Renewed at SHS


By Kyra Bruns

No Place For Hate has been approved by the Anti-Defamation to be a club for another year here at Salisbury High School. In order to be an official No Place For Hate club, the club must complete three activities during the school year that gets the message out about bullying, diversity, etc. and invites the school to take part in these activities as well. This year, NPFH completed their three activities during the middle and end of the school year.

The first activity was a PSA by Olivia King and Jordan Kamp about “What would you say,” to your bully, and gave a message about anti-bullying here at Salisbury. They made a video, and it was shown to the entire school during a Falcon Period. The second activity was a t-shirt design contest. Anyone in the school could turn in a design that related to the mission of NPFH. The winner of the contest got to put their design on a t-shirt that was available for purchase by anyone in the school. Then, during every first Friday of each month after the shirts were distributed, Miss DosSantos asked everyone to wear them in support of NPFH. The third and final activity took place during lunch over a span of two days. NPFH members volunteered their time to paint NOH8 symbols on the cheeks of anyone who wished to have it painted on them. Then, pictures were taken, and hung in the display case in the library hallway.

All three activities were approved by the anti-defamation league, and because of this, Salisbury will receive their banner, certifying their membership of No Place For Hate. Next year, No Place For Hate will now have two advisors and two Falcon Period days on which they meet.

Clinton Clinches Nomination, Celebrates by Flipping Position On Presidential Run

By Andrew Fletcher

On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to secure a nomination for President from one of the major parties. She held off a challenge from Bernie Sanders, and now must face off against Donald Trump. It’s been a long, grueling process and one would think that she would be elated to finally capture the nomination that she sought for so long.


The Clinton campaign issued a statement Tuesday morning, announcing Clinton’s stance on the presidential run. Clinton would like to “emphasize that this run really isn’t that important,” and she “doesn’t really want the job anyway.” This comes in a series of policy changes that have the American people wondering where she stands on anything.


Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, sat down with Anderson Cooper for an exclusive interview on Tuesday morning. They discussed Clinton’s plans, and the startling changes of the previous night. Mook explained that Clinton only hopes to “strengthen her pre existing image in the minds of the American people, by showing them she’s very flexible.”
Political strategists have been praising Clinton for her wavering stance on her own aspirations. While one nominee is running a campaign in which he repeatedly brags and asks for something he thinks is due to him because of his prior positions and “success,” the other will say she doesn’t want the job at all.

SHS Broadway Night

By Caitlin Hoeing

On Monday, June 6 at 7:00, Salisbury High School Theatre presented Broadway Night.  Members of the theater performed various numbers from Broadway shows, such as “Popular” from Wicked and “Something There” from Beauty and the Beast.  Abigail Garrigan, Carolyn Boulay, and Aine Shay were the student directors and Matthew Fainor was the emcee.  

Broadway Night was also a chance for the seniors of the theater to go out on the stage one last time with their friends before they graduate. The members of the Salisbury High School Theater performed a total of 14 songs from famous Broadway shows.  There were 2 acts with 7 songs in each and a 10 minute intermission between them. The other performances were solos, duets, trios or consisted of about 6-7 people singing.

Haley Bergstrom sang “Part of Your World” from Little Mermaid and Scheccid Alayola performed “There’s a Fine, Fine Line” from Avenue Q.  “Romeo and Juliet” from Reefer Madness was performed by the duo of Will Erwin and Nina Elias.  Abigail Garrgan, Carolyn Boulay, Jesse Long, Scheccid Alayold, Aliyah Kinney, and Sophie Ravenelle sang “Cell Block Tango” from Chicago and featured Jack Kubinec in their performance. The last performance, “December, 1963” from Oh What a Night consisted of the entire company.  

The members of Salisbury High School Theatre provided lots of fun for those of the community and created a night full of great performances.  

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